02 Jul '11, 12pm

Hunting feral pigs in Texas [VIDEO]: The answer so far in Texas is to hunt them in any way possible -- even from...

Forget Porky Pig and Miss Piggy: In Texas, nonnative feral pigs are not looked fondly upon. There are millions, they breed rapidly, and each year they cause millions of dollars in damage to the agriculture industry and property. Plus, they trash natural ecosystems and threaten native species with their voracious appetite. The answer so far in Texas is to hunt them in any way possible -- even from helicopters. The long-term answer may lie in a balanced ecosystem, or perhaps by making it easier to sell their meat. But until then, they'll keep solving the problem with an old-fashioned, Texas-style hog hunt. I had the surreal and drawn-out experience of killing, cleaning, and then cooking a wild boar that had been trapped. This video tells the whole bloody story: It's certainly not for everyone, so consider yourself warned.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/locavore/2011-07-02-hunting-feral-pi...

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